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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Auden Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G047). View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Webcast: video-recording

Items
No. Item

35.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he might have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member confirmed that he had no personal interests that were not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, to declare in the business on the agenda.

36.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered their wish to speak at the meeting can do so.  The deadline for registering is at 5.00pm on Friday 6 April 2018.

 

Members of the public may register to speak on an item on the agenda or an issue within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors

and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This

includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting. Anyone

wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting

should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are

at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of

Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a

manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all

those present. It can be viewed at:

http://www.york.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809.pdf

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

37.

Corporate Energy and Environmental Activity Update pdf icon PDF 209 KB

The report details progress delivering against the council’s Carbon and Resource Smart Management objectives (CRSM), with particular reference to carbon reduction, energy use and waste reduction.

 

This agenda has been republished to include the report for item 3 which was marked to follow when the agenda was published on 28 March 2018.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the progress made in delivering the CRSM, the ongoing alignment with the emerging Leeds City Region Energy Plan, and the plans to refresh the carbon baseline in 2019/20, be noted.      

                  

Reason:     To confirm that the Executive Member is aware of the progress being made and able to scrutinise performance in this area.

 

                   (ii)      That a further report be brought to the Executive Member, providing detailed plans on targets and outcomes for carbon savings and plans for future work in this area, including reference to the work by the Leeds City Region’s Energy Accelerator.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the delivery of the council’s plans can be monitored and that York can benefit from the funding awarded to LCR for this work.

 

                   (iii)     That details be provided of how the council can support York Community Energy in schemes to increase renewable power in the city.

 

Reason:     To provide clarity to YCE in creating their business case for these schemes.

 

                   (iv)    That clearer reference be made to this work on the council’s website.

 

Reason:     So that residents can be fully informed.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which detailed the council’s progress on delivery against its Carbon and Resource Smart Management objectives (CRSM), with particular reference to carbon reduction, energy use and waste reduction.

 

Progress, as summarised in paragraphs 4 to 11 of report and detailed in paragraphs 13 to 45, included:

·        Completion of 41 of the 91 short term projects in the CRSM

·        A 26% decline in the council’s carbon footprint since 2010/11

·        A decline of 19.3% in CO2 emissions from building utilities

·        A drop of 34.3% in electricity consumption

·        A decline of 37.5% in total miles travelled by car

·        A drop of 20.3% in corporate waste.

·        The 2014/15 baseline of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 generated across the corporate estate and street lighting would be fully updated in 2019/20.

The council would also work closely with Leeds City Region (LCR) to ensure the CRSM was full aligned to opportunities arising from the LCR Energy Review.

 

The Executive Member commented that further detail was needed on the potential future projects listed in paragraph 25, and that reference should be made to the OnePlanetCouncil Plan considered at the Decision Session on 1 August 2016 and the first Carbon Management Plan agreed by Executive on 22 April 2008.

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the progress made in delivering the CRSM, the ongoing alignment with the emerging Leeds City Region Energy Plan, and the plans to refresh the carbon baseline in 2019/20, be noted.      

                  

Reason:     To confirm that the Executive Member is aware of the progress being made and able to scrutinise performance in this area.

 

                   (ii)      That a further report be brought to the Executive Member, providing detailed plans on targets and outcomes for carbon savings and plans for future work in this area, including reference to the work by the Leeds City Region’s Energy Accelerator.

 

Reason:     To ensure that the delivery of the council’s plans can be monitored and that York can benefit from the funding awarded to LCR for this work.

 

                   (iii)     That details be provided of how the council can support York Community Energy in schemes to increase renewable power in the city.

 

Reason:     To provide clarity to YCE in creating their business case for these schemes.

 

                   (iv)    That clearer reference be made to this work on the council’s website.

 

Reason:     So that residents can be fully informed.

 

 

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